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Soaring Eagles Gather in Harmony

By Roy Cook

The Soaring Eagle dance workshop October 18, 2011 is settling in back at Ballard Parent Center in Old Town. This evening we had two drums to sing traditional Indian songs and Frank Gastelum Emceed and mentored the children as they danced traditional dance categories. This was a good night, good food and good songs.

It is in the traditional experience of participatory democracy that we hear from an elder what the situation is and what the community needs to do at that time. The pot luck meal response is community empowerment in action and we felt very good that there is also harmony and balance, in the dance circle, where it should be.

Some still have not opened their Email or ‘found’ the printed copy of the winter Soaring Eagle schedule. I will continue to print it past the Holidays.

SOARING EAGLE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE, 6:30-8:30pm: Oct. Nov. Dec., 2011 (Note: not all are on Wednesday! See you and your family and remember to bring the pot luck dishes too.)

Monday, October 24, 2011 Great pumpkin costume time!

Wednesday, November 2, Tuesday, 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Soaring Eagle things are mostly back on track. As it was pointed out by Randy Edmonds, SCAIR Senior Advisor gave the blessing for the evening Soaring Eagle meal. He also said, at the Soaring Eagle dance workshop October 18, 2011,” It is good to see so many bring in a pot of something to share with the community. Back home some will come with a container to take back home a meal or goodies. He is speaking to our tribal tradition of sharing with the community. It is very important, without outside organization support for the food, to remember to bring a potluck item or side dish for the Soaring Eagles evening feast. It is our Indian way to share with the whole community”

We invite you to bring your children and family to learn by observation and participation, a traditional way. There were new faces tonight, October 18, 2011 but there were also many who did not make it or were confused or were not feeling too well on one of our foggy nights of the San Diego bay.

We feel that many San Diego American Indian pow wow trails lead to the Old Town location and the Soaring Eagles:

San Diego Unified School District, SDUSD.

Harold J. Ballard Parent Center.

2375 Congress St
San Diego, CA 92110

The SDUSD parent committee person available to represent the Soaring Eagles with the SDUSD is now Estelle Fisher.

Everyone is welcome to attend the dance workshop. The Indian children are our priority and our Indian culture future. Come on down for the pow wow dance, music and also enjoy the friendship of the gatherings.


For Soaring Eagle performance information:

Remember, state your expectations completely and that honorariums and perks are a part of the value of the Soaring Eagle performance group and are negotiated by our performance coordinator.

Abel Jacome – 619-454-4951



San Diego Pow wow Events:

Oct 22 & 23
1st Annual Harvest Gathering
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Rosemead Blvd
S El Monte, Ca
Info: Mary Iron Elk @ (562) 972-1140

Nov 3&4
Indian Studies 35th Anniversary

Tribute at SDSU
Click Here for Flier

Nov 5 & 6
Annual Sejat Spirit Powwow
Heritage Park
Santa Fe Springs, Ca
More Info Click Here

Nov 5 & 6
20th Annual Southern Paiute Veterans Powwow
Moapa Paiute Indian Reservation
Las Vegas, NV
Info: (702) 656-6828
More Info Click Here

11-11-11 Matayum in Old Town
A Gathering of the First People
Click Here for Flier

Nov 12
5th Annual NA Heritage Month Community Powwow
Rosemead High School
9063 E Mission Dr
Rosemead, Ca

Nov 13

This Native American Flute (NAF) Mission Trails event: 1-4pm is a benefit performance for SE because we do not charge the public to come to these events. We do these events to promote the beauty and healing/spiritual effects of this wonderful instrument.

Nov 12 & 13
10th Annual UCI Powwow
UC Irvine Campus, Mesa Court Field
Irvine, Ca
Info: Cheyenne Reynoso (714) 588-1912
More Info Click Here